WORDS of REFERENCE

words of praise for CHRISTA WELLS

 

 

Christa has long been admired as a songwriter, and is due to take the stage.  She is a true artist who sings and speaks with sincerity and conviction, not to mention her music and melodies are simply beautiful.  She is the kind of artist who would be doing this if we were watching or not, and so it benefits us to listen.”

 

-Sara Groves (recording artist/singer/songwriter)

 

 

 

“Christa made a real connection with our church family, both musically and spiritually. Her sincere and authentic approach as well as her gifting as a singer/songwriter has left a lasting impact on us. She is awesome!”  

-Rick Whitter, Senior Pastor

(Maranatha Church, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)

 

 

 

“I want to wholeheartedly commend the ministry of Christa Wells to you and your church!  Christa is a singer/songwriter whose well goes deep.  Her songs reflect an intelligence and spiritual sensitivity that have few peers.  Our congregational was profoundly moved by her lyrics, melodies and vocal interpretation.  She is well-spoken and works beautifully within the context of any worship service or concert venue.”

 

-Steve Williamson, Worship Pastor

(Madison Park Church of GodAnderson, IN)

 

 

 

“Listening to these two terrific songwriters [Christa Wells & Nicole Witt] perform together is a rare treat. Their angelic harmonies are absolutely seamless and at times brought tears to my eyes.  I cannot wait until the next time they play in my hometown! 

 

-Delia Liuzza (owner Tipsy Teapot—Greenville, NC)

 

 

 

“Christa Wells is a hidden arrow of immense talent. When you meet her, you see a friendly, warm, engaging woman with a great sense of humor and humility (not to mention a tender closeness with her husband and five children!) Then she sits at the piano and opens her mouth to sing, and you realize that you are in the company of someone who is truly, deeply and uniquely gifted. Her songwriting is thoughtful and poetic; her lyrics are refreshingly devoid of predictable cliches, and her melodies are pleasing and engaging. And her voice! What a voice! It's strong and soothing, all at once. I could listen to her for hours (and now that she has a CD out, indeed I do!)”

 

-Christy Tennant, Director of Development and PR, International Arts Movement

 

 

“With a deep desire to say something that matters, Christa delivers a rich, deeply compelling lyrical journey through themes of forgiveness, devout love, overwhelming loss, tangible faith and everlasting hope. With her unique voice and delivery, this album, recorded at the renowned Zodlounge in Nashville, is full of compelling, memorable lyrics, wistfully poignant lead vocals and well-blended harmonies. Christa's vocal style has been likened to that of Sarah McLachlan and Sara Groves and she is the equal to both these huge talents. Guest appearances on the record are made by talented and respected friends of Christa's including Grammy Award winning producer Michael Omartian, Dove Award winners Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (Plumb) and Todd Smith of Selah and Sara Groves. A particular favourite of mine is "On The Mountain", performed with Todd Smith and Angela Jones Henry, which boasts an old-fashioned black gospel sound that just makes you want to shout while elsewhere the haunting acoustic pop sound exudes musical intelligence. Thoroughly recommended.”

 

-Beckie Weadon, Writer/Music Reviewer—CrossRhythms

 

 

“Christa and Nicole [Witt] share a wonderful gift of songwriting and vocal performances that both entertain and engage their listeners.  I make a point to hear them live whenever I get the chance… Hosting a house concert is my favorite kind of party.  And I have lots of parties!  It’s an intimate evening where the audience really gets to interact with the artists (or Christa and Nicole) and gains insight into how the music was created.  I try to host one once a season now!  ”

-Cherie Phillips, House Concert Host

 

 

 

Our church has been so privileged to consistently enjoy Christa Wells' exceptional musical talents- which are matched by her sincere love for Jesus, His Body and our little church community.  Recently, she teamed up with Nicole Witt and they led us together in the worship of God through a beautiful, creative and harmonious piano duet.

 

-Rev. Scott Cook, Pastor Christ Our Hope Church

 

 

 

“Christa and Nicole brought the house down at The Listening Room Cafe during her [Christa’s] CD Release Party.  Their vocals were an amazing blend and the attention they held was well deserved!  I especially loved "I Wanna Know That Man" and would personally recommend Christa and Nicole to anyone!”